The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MySQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MySQL over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

MySQL
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 108 60
Rank change year-on-year +50 -48  
Contract jobs citing MySQL 60 32 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.99% 1.07% 2.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.18% 5.06% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 26 47
Median daily rate £350 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £33.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +42.85% +54.65%  

MySQL is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 423 632 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.08% 21.19% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 391 380
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +28.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £36.50 £38.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

MySQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing MySQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for MySQL in the West Midlands

MySQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MySQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for MySQL in the West Midlands

MySQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MySQL in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MySQL in the West Midlands

MySQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MySQL in the West Midlands

MySQL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MySQL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +33 24 £413 -9.83% 15
Staffordshire +8 12 £335 +11.66% 11
Warwickshire +13 8 £200 -27.27% 12
Shropshire +16 3 £575 +15.00% 3
Coventry +11 2 £350 +16.66% 3
Solihull +11 1 £335 +3.07% 4
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 - 1
MySQL
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MySQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MySQL.

1 81 (60.45%) HTML
2 70 (52.24%) PHP
2 70 (52.24%) CSS
3 49 (36.57%) JavaScript
4 47 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (25.37%) TDD
5 34 (25.37%) MongoDB
6 32 (23.88%) .NET
6 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
7 31 (23.13%) C#
8 30 (22.39%) Linux
9 29 (21.64%) HTML5
10 28 (20.90%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (19.40%) RESTful
12 25 (18.66%) Web Services
13 24 (17.91%) Git (software)
14 22 (16.42%) NoSQL
14 22 (16.42%) SQL
14 22 (16.42%) MVC
14 22 (16.42%) Ruby
15 19 (14.18%) Java
15 19 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (14.18%) User Experience
16 18 (13.43%) Mentoring
16 18 (13.43%) CSS3
17 16 (11.94%) Laravel
18 15 (11.19%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (11.19%) AngularJS
18 15 (11.19%) Web Development
19 14 (10.45%) Ajax

MySQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.46%) CMS
2 7 (5.22%) Apache
3 5 (3.73%) Drupal
3 5 (3.73%) JBoss
4 4 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.24%) ColdFusion
5 3 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.24%) GlassFish
5 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.24%) WildFly
5 3 (2.24%) WordPress
6 2 (1.49%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.73%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.99%) GitHub
4 4 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.49%) AdWords
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.75%) Route 53
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.46%) HTTP
1 10 (7.46%) SSL
2 9 (6.72%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.24%) LDAP
3 3 (2.24%) SSH
4 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.37%) MongoDB
2 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
3 28 (20.90%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (16.42%) NoSQL
5 15 (11.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.24%) Big Data
9 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.49%) EDRMS
10 2 (1.49%) Redis
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (17.91%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.96%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.46%) Subversion
4 5 (3.73%) PHPUnit
5 3 (2.24%) Hudson
5 3 (2.24%) JBehave
5 3 (2.24%) JUnit
6 2 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.49%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.75%) GitLab
7 1 (0.75%) gulp
7 1 (0.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.75%) JMeter
7 1 (0.75%) Maven
7 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.75%) webpack
General
1 9 (6.72%) Marketing
2 6 (4.48%) Retail
3 5 (3.73%) Finance
4 3 (2.24%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (68.66%) Developer
2 51 (38.06%) PHP Developer
3 15 (11.19%) DBA
4 14 (10.45%) Architect
5 13 (9.70%) C# Developer
6 12 (8.96%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (8.96%) HTML Developer
6 12 (8.96%) MySQL DBA
7 11 (8.21%) HTML CSS Developer
7 11 (8.21%) Technical Architect
8 10 (7.46%) MySQL Developer
9 9 (6.72%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 7 (5.22%) Angular Developer
11 7 (5.22%) Web Developer
12 6 (4.48%) C# WPF Developer
12 6 (4.48%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 6 (4.48%) Software Developer
12 6 (4.48%) Symfony Developer
12 6 (4.48%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (60.45%) HTML
2 70 (52.24%) CSS
3 32 (23.88%) .NET
4 29 (21.64%) HTML5
5 26 (19.40%) RESTful
6 25 (18.66%) Web Services
7 18 (13.43%) CSS3
8 16 (11.94%) Laravel
9 15 (11.19%) AngularJS
10 14 (10.45%) Ajax
11 13 (9.70%) LAMP
11 13 (9.70%) REST
12 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET
12 11 (8.21%) JSON
12 11 (8.21%) WPF
13 10 (7.46%) Django
13 10 (7.46%) Play Framework
13 10 (7.46%) Ruby on Rails
14 9 (6.72%) Angular 2
15 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) User Experience
2 8 (5.97%) W3C
3 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.22%) Replication
4 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.49%) Clustering
5 2 (1.49%) CMDB
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) AS400
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.39%) Linux
2 13 (9.70%) Windows
3 8 (5.97%) CentOS
3 8 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.99%) Android
4 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.49%) Unix
7 1 (0.75%) HPUX
7 1 (0.75%) Solaris
7 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.37%) TDD
3 22 (16.42%) MVC
4 18 (13.43%) Mentoring
5 15 (11.19%) Web Development
6 14 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (10.45%) E-Commerce
6 14 (10.45%) Open Source
7 13 (9.70%) Configuration Management
8 12 (8.96%) Test Automation
9 11 (8.21%) Microservices
10 10 (7.46%) BDD
10 10 (7.46%) Line Management
10 10 (7.46%) OO
10 10 (7.46%) Scrum
11 9 (6.72%) DevOps
11 9 (6.72%) SDLC
11 9 (6.72%) SOLID
11 9 (6.72%) Web Operations
12 8 (5.97%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 70 (52.24%) PHP
2 49 (36.57%) JavaScript
3 31 (23.13%) C#
4 22 (16.42%) Ruby
4 22 (16.42%) SQL
5 19 (14.18%) Java
6 13 (9.70%) Scala
7 11 (8.21%) Python
8 6 (4.48%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.48%) PHP 5
9 4 (2.99%) PHP 4
9 4 (2.99%) VB
9 4 (2.99%) VB6
10 3 (2.24%) Perl
11 2 (1.49%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.75%) ES6
12 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (5.22%) Degree
2 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) Docker
2 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (7.46%) Puppet
2 9 (6.72%) Ansible
2 9 (6.72%) Salt
3 3 (2.24%) Webmin
4 1 (0.75%) collectd
4 1 (0.75%) FTK
4 1 (0.75%) Kibana
4 1 (0.75%) logstash
4 1 (0.75%) StatsD
4 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (9.70%) Oracle
2 12 (8.96%) Google
2 12 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.97%) Rackspace
4 5 (3.73%) Zend
5 2 (1.49%) Apple
5 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.49%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.75%) IBM
6 1 (0.75%) McAfee
6 1 (0.75%) Nuix
6 1 (0.75%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.75%) Sun
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